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Heather Mazzei, ASW

Heather Mazzei is a Clinical Associate at Triune Therapy Group, in Los Angeles, An Associate Clinical Social Worker, supervised by Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Heather is passionate about healthy relationships and helping the people she works with to develop relationships that thrive.
Sex and Anxiety: Get Out of Your Head in Bed

Sex and Anxiety: Get Out of Your Head in Bed

Sex isn’t the ideal time for rumination but anxiety often shows up uninvited. If you’re thinking about how the sheets are getting dirty, you're surely not thinking about pleasure and having enjoyable sex. How Does Anxiety Impact Sex? Anxiety is an emotion that traps...

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How to Say “No” to Sex At Any Time

How to Say “No” to Sex At Any Time

Saying "no" to sex doesn’t mean never.  It might mean, “not right now”, “I’m not there yet”, “I’m tired”, “I don’t think I trust you yet”, and so on.  Saying "no" can come with a wave of emotions and unpleasant responses, but there is no reason to keep having unwanted...

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Should I Stay or Should I go? 9 Ways to Know

Should I Stay or Should I go? 9 Ways to Know

“Darlin you got to let me know……. should I stay or should I go?” ~ The Clash, 1981   Although your life might not be as dramatic as The Clash’s love song, the decision about continuing or discontinuing a dating relationship can be a doozy.  Current literature...

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ASMR – The New Way to Relax

ASMR – The New Way to Relax

What is ASMR?   1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep………..475 sheep. Counting sheep not cutting it for you?  How about a video of someone tapping a plate.  Curious? Read on.   A phenomenon growing in popularity over the last ten years might be just the thing to try. ...

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